Michael Carayannis

Michael Carayannis

Michael Carayannis is a Rugby League Writer for The Sydney Morning Herald

Junior match officials set to quit following alleged abuse from Fifita brothers

Michael Carayannis Junior officials set to quit as Andrew Fifita meets with NRL.

Canterbury Bulldogs set to lose Frank Pritchard and Curtis Rona to injury

In doubt: Canterbury forward Frank Pritchard.

Michael Carayannis All the NRL team changes for round 21 - the Bulldogs are likely to be hit with a double blow for their clash with the Roosters.

Manly Sea Eagles-bound back-rower Lewis Brown praises Trent Barrett appointment as coach

NRL. Round 12. Sporting Bet stadium, Penrith.
Penrith Panthers vs Parramatta Eels. 
Lewis Brown in action
Friday 30th May, 2014
Photos: Anthony Johnson

Michael Carayannis Lewis Brown explains why he is excited to reunite with Trent Barrett at Manly next year.

North Queensland Cowboys property deals in the spotlight

Johnathan Thurston.

Kate McClymont, Stuart Goodman and Michael Carayannis A string of North Queensland players, including star Johnathan Thurston, have purchased land and homes from the club's chairman.

Cronulla Sharks players Andrew and David Fifita to fight bans over referee abuse

Banned: Brothers David and Andrew Fifita.

Michael Carayannis Cronulla players Andrew and David Fifita have been stood down from playing after being banned by from Penrith junior league matches for 12 months after abusing junior match officials.

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Cronulla Sharks prop Andrew Fifita faces long ban and anger management course

In the spotlight: Andrew Fifita on Sunday.

Michael Carayannis Andrew Fifita faces a long-term ban and may be forced to undergo an anger management course.

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Josh Reynolds says there was little he could do to prevent penalty

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - JULY 26:  Josh Reynolds and James Graham of the Bulldogs exchange words during the round 20 NRL match between the Canterbury Bulldogs and the Cronulla Sharks at Belmore Sports Ground on July 26, 2015 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)

Michael Carayannis Canterbury five-eighth Josh Reynolds believes there was little he could do to prevent a match-deciding charge down penalty.

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Cronulla Sharks defy Andrew Fifita drama to defeat Canterbury Bulldogs at Belmore

Not happy: Frank Pritchard argues with the referee.

Michael Carayannis Cronulla overcame the uncertainty surrounding Andrew Fifita's future by entrenching themselves in the top eight with an 18-16 win against Canterbury.

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Cronulla Sharks duo David and Andrew Fifita involved in alleged incident with match officials at junior game

Allegations: Brothers David and Andrew Fifita.

Michael Carayannis Cronulla players Andrew and David Fifita have been accused of an incident involving match officials at a Penrith District Junior Rugby League game on Saturday.

Canterbury Bulldogs players ready for to face Michael Ennis for the first time

Michael Carayannis Canterbury centre Josh Morris does not know if it will be Michael Ennis' close mate Josh Reynolds or the man who stole his No.

Parramatta Eels forward Darcy Lussick defends friendship with Eddie Obeid jnr amid club's salary cap scandal

Michael Carayannis Parramatta Eels players Darcy Lussick and Will Hopoate speak out in wake of club's salary cap scandal.

Parramatta Eels face fresh penalties as NRL investigates salary cap rort claims

The Eels are under the spotlight.

Michael Carayannis The Eels are already facing a four-point penalty for unrelated cap breaches, but things could be about to get even worse.

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South Sydney Rabbitohs back-rower John Sutton ready to end roller-coaster 2015 on a positive

Family man:  John Sutton is hoping for a good end to the season after a series of injuries.

Michael Carayannis John Sutton hopes the impending birth of a second child and a chance of back to back premierships will help turn around a roller-coaster 2015.

Manly Sea Eagles' off-field woes last thing they need heading into NZ Warriors clash

Dejected: Manly players they watch a replay on the big screen during the round 19 loss to the North Queensland Cowboys at Brookvale Oval.

Michael Carayannis With coach Geoff Toovey a dead man walking, and a host of other players given the tap on the shoulder, Manly could implode before the season's out.

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Manly Sea Eagles coach Geoff Toovey's sacking imminent

Geoff Toovey

Michael Carayannis Besieged Manly coach Geoff Toovey's long association with the club could come to an end within days.

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Sydney Roosters' freedom style of play getting rewards

Attacking weapon: Blake Ferguson.

Michael Carayannis How the Roosters have revamped their attack.

Sydney Roosters coach Trent Robinson returns serve at NSW Premier Mike Baird over Shaun Kenny-Dowall comments

Charged: Shaun Kenny-Dowall.

Michael Carayannis, Patrick Begley NSW Premier Mike Baird had his say on the Shaun Kenny-Dowall issue. Roosters coach Trent Robinson has exercised his right of reply.

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Canterbury Bulldogs players ready to kick into gear against Cronulla Sharks in return to Belmore

Brett Morris

Michael Carayannis Canterbury players know their premiership credentials will be tested when they face Cronulla on Sunday.

NRL shot clock could be trialled as early as this year as game reduces interchange to eight

Michael Carayannis The NRL could trial its shot clock as early as this season with a time cap on scrums and dropouts to be introduced next season along with a reduced interchange.

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South Sydney's Greg Inglis says his performance was affected by captaincy burdens

Back in form: South Sydney skipper Greg Inglis said he struggled to find the right leadership balance as captain.

Michael Carayannis Greg Inglis says the captaincy was behind his slow start to the year.